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American Milestones Video

A few months ago a video production team visited the Chateau to interview Master Winemaker Bo Barrett and Vineyard Manager Dave Vella for a 7.5 minute piece that will air on PBS periodically. UltraMont member Tom Koch also makes a cameo, and talks about what keeps him refilling his glass with Chateau Montelena wines. Enjoy!

A Seahorse Smoking a Cigar?

Our vineyard crew is busy pruning the vines, so I visited with Bo in the Estate Vineyard to witness some of the trimming process, an annual task that takes weeks to complete. Important cutting decisions are made along the way. In one case, it involved literally sawing off a large branch on an older (1973) […]

New Connecticut Distributor

We’re pleased to announce that Slocum & Sons is now distributing our wines in Connecticut! For more information, visit our distributors page.

Bo Barrett on Talk Radio Radio Europe

Bo was recently featured on Talk Radio Europe discussing the movie Bottle Shock, the history of the winery, the modern-day Chateau Montelena Winery and the California wine industry. Take a listen for yourself.

Harvest 2010 Update: Part II

Part II of the Harvest 2010 series: Bo discusses how the weather during Harvest 2010 was perfect for crafting Montelena’s style of wines.

About Our Authors

Kristina King

Born in Colorado and led a nomadic life until the ripe old age of four. Kristina loves to travel, eat, drink wine, and enjoy the outdoors. One of her mottos is: Life is an adventure - enjoy!

George Blanckensee

An expert event planner and an avid basketball and sports fan, George can tell you about all the best off-the-beaten path eateries.

Cameron Parry

Winemaker since 2008, Cameron has been an integral member of the winemaking team at Chateau Montelena since 2004. He and his wife live in Calistoga with their two beautiful daughters.

Kali Clark

A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors